Everything Is Connected: How Geopolitics, the Economy, Technology, and Demographic Factors Influence Corporate Real Estate

“The Bigger Picture” and how everything in the world is connected was the theme for the CoreNet Global Summit in 2016, and a session presented by Spencer Levy (Head of Research – Americas Research, CBRE) delved into how this interconnectedness impacts corporate real estate (CRE) and occupiers.

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Are Universities Equipping Graduates with Skills Corporate Real Estate End-Users Want?

Every student who steps out of their university is confident that they know everything they need to know to do the first job they get. Similarly, employers hope that the new graduate that they just hired is sufficiently equipped to take their responsibilities on head on. Does this sweet spot exist, however?

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What Does Corporate Real Estate Have To Do With the War for Talent?

Attracting and retaining talent is one of the biggest challenges that businesses today face. Consequently, this is also one of the biggest challenges faced by corporate real estate (CRE) professionals. During a session at the recent CoreNet Global Summit in Philadelphia, which was moderated by Angie Lee, FAIA, IIDA, LEED BD+C a panel including Paul Abrahamson, Cedric W. Jones and Mike Nolan recounted successful strategies their companies have put into place that to give their employees a better experience.

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Thinking Outside the Cube

Continued from “Swimming in the Deep End.”Philadelphia City Hall

Just before the clock atop Philadelphia’s City Hall struck 10 on Tuesday morning, in accordance with the hackathon rules, all four teams pressed “send” to submit their presentations. In two more hours the presentations would begin; until then, there is still time for the students to practice, practice, practice!

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Hackathon, Swimming in the Deep End

Continued from “Today’s Students, Tomorrow’s Talent.”

Imagine that you are a university student. You’ve responded to a few innocuous questions, and been selected to compete in a global student competition. The hosting organization has booked your airfare, and hotel, and now you find yourself at the CoreNet Global Summit in Philadelphia. You might even be experiencing being in the United States for the first time.

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Today’s Students, Tomorrow’s Talent

When few understand what you do, how can you hope to recruit talent to help? This is a problem that many corporate real estate professionals face as they look to recruit new talent. As CoreNet Global continues its mission to raise the profile of corporate real estate and demonstrate the range of rewarding careers available for the next generation of leaders, relationships with universities become an increasingly important strategic goal.  These relationships will help build a pipeline of talent into a profession where demand for talent is expected to outstrip supply in just a few years.

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To Measure Productivity, Start By Measuring Health

Measuring productivity has long been the bane of many a corporate real estate (CRE) professional’s existence. How does one measure productivity, particularly for knowledge workers? Certainly not by the number of widgets produced per hour.Read more


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Can’t Find Talent, Build It

If you can’t find talent, build it. That’s what Jackson National Life Insurance Co. did. In 2008, the Lansing, Mich.-based company (ranked No. 1 in the United States in Variable Annuity and Individual Annuity sales) was growing quickly, but found itself facing labor shortages, particularly in IT and operations roles. Seasonal and weekly peaks in workload taxed the full-time staff.

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Capital One: What’s in Your Workplace?

Several years ago, financial giant Capital One set about updating its user experience. This included the workplace, retail centers and internal laboratories.
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The World You Are Working In Will Soon Seem A Thing Of The Past

Meet Wendy.  A fictional “persona” at this point, the way that Wendy works seems futuristic, but is not that far from reality, according to Joseph Poskie, Product Marketing Manager at technology company Trimble, who spoke to corporate real estate (CRE) executives at the CoreNet Global Summit being held in Philadelphia this week.

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User Experience – The Next Big Thing

How are leading and innovative corporate real estate (CRE) leaders creating a unique and valuable user experience for their companies and employees?

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Evidence Based Decision Making – Why, How, When

Moderator Michael Joroff, Research Affiliate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, began today’s session by noting the complexity of decision making today. “We’re bombarded by data. But when does data become information? And when does information become knowledge that you can use to move forward? We need to gain information on which we can make decisions, and gain it rather quickly.”Read more


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